The Ultimate Bathroom Remodeling Quiz

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What is an advantage of a pedestal or wall-hung sink?

An advantage of a pedestal or wall-hung sink is that it provides space for a wheelchair. A wall-hung sink can even be custom designed to fit the exact measurements of the wheelchair.

What is the latest look in lavatory (in-counter) sinks?

The latest look in lavatory (in-counter) sinks is a simple bowl made from metal, glass or water-resistant wood that sits atop the counter.

Which is the most contemporary toilet style?

A toilet and tank combined in one is the most contemporary toilet style. An elongated toilet bowl is even more fashionable, if you have the space.

What is the disadvantage of a combined bath and shower?

The rounded sides of a bath are designed for backsides, not feet, and so are treacherously slippery when standing.

When choosing a new shower head, it is best to choose one that has a pressure balancing valve. What does this do?

A pressure balancing valve prevents sudden blasts of hot water that occur when another source of water, like a toilet or a washing machine, is used.

What is a bidet?

A bidet is a sit-down washbasin, standard in European bathrooms and a symbol of luxury in modern American ones.

What is a good way to minimize bathroom clutter?

Painting the cabinets the same color as the walls gives the impression of space in a bathroom cluttered with storage cabinets.

What is the most economical material for a bathroom countertop?

High-pressure, decorative laminate is the most economical material for a bathroom countertop. Ceramic tile is also affordable and durable, while marble and granite, both very durable, are quite expensive.

What item is essential in any bathroom?

A good ventilation fan is essential in any bathroom, especially ones with wooden countertops or cabinets.

What materials are best recommended for bathroom walls and flooring?

Today, bathroom walls and floors can be made out of almost any material so long as it is waterproof, either naturally or by means of an impervious finish.

Which woods withstand moisture best?

Redwood and cedar withstand moisture well, and so are the best choice for bathroom walls.

What is the ratio of artificial light needed for a bathroom?

To keep a bathroom light and bright, it is recommended to have 4 watts of artificial light per square foot or 2 watts of fluorescent light per square foot.

What is the best position in a bathroom to place the mirror lights?

As intricate grooming often takes place by the bathroom mirror, it is best to place lights on both sides of it. Lights above it cast a shadow.

What does a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) do?

A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) automatically shuts off the electricity supply when there is an electric fault, such as when a hair dryer falls into a tub of water.

What is the best way to lay out a bathroom?

It makes repairs easier if you have all the pipes, supply and waste, located in one wall.

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